Indie rock king-makers KEXP in Seattle have officially added our new album to their charts. We’re right alongside new records by The Drums, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant and U2. “Pleasant Living in Planned Communities” comes out 09/30/14.
New York Music Daily has published the most extensive and glowing review to-date for our new LP, saying we “play anthemic, four-on-the-floor meat-and-potatoes rock narratives with great lyrics… It’s a collection of character sketches among the down-and-out… Memorable stories and brilliant tunesmithing. What more could you want?”
Today The Deli weighed in with some coverage of our new LP, saying “Wormburner doesn’t simply play catchy rock’n’roll, they’re also telling a story.”
In late September, we will release our third LP . Titled “Pleasant Living in Planned Communities”, this album’s cast of desperate characters includes a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age.
Recorded in too many locations to name here, “Pleasant Living in Planned Communities” bristles with a heightened urgency not captured on previous Wormburner recordings. Yet somehow this album goes down smoother, the executions tighter, and the performances elevated courtesy of guest appearances by ace guitarists Sean Eden (Luna) and Paul Carbonara (Blondie).
Our third LP will be released in September 2014! More details to come, but mark your calendars for a Friday 9/26 record release show at New York City’s beloved Mercury Lounge. Tickets are already on sale. Get ‘em while you can, because our last Mercury Lounge show sold out.
We are just about wrapped up recording our third LP, due for release in the Fall. To celebrate the end of the recording process, we’re playing a New York City show on Thursday June 5th at Santos Party House on Lafayette Street just south of Canal Street. It’ll be a double-bill with the mighty Chris Campion. Chris will be be backed up by a full-on electric band playing a set of songs from his forthcoming solo record. We plan to debut some new material from our forthcoming LP as well, and of course the nite’s gonna end with a hootenanny-style set of anything-goes cover tunes.
It’s Record Store Day, and there’s a lost Wormburner B-side included on a Record Store Day compilation CD available at record shops throughout New England. For those of you not in New England, pick up the song for just 99 cents in the at iTunes Music Store. Or just stream it below via Spotify. It’s an alternate version of “Jersey Central Power and Light”, which has been a staple of Wormburner live shows in recent years.
Pleasant Living in Planned Communities
Released 9/30/14Buy digitally through iTunes
Our third LP! This album’s cast of desperate characters includes a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age.
“Anthemic indie rock with a punk rock kick” – KEXP in Seattle
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